Calculus I - Math 231 (Section 6821):  Spring 2006 Syllabus

Prof. Ilya Kofman

Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615

Course Time and Place:

Mondays:    1:25pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-219

Wednesdays:   12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-102

Thursdays:   12:20pm - 1:10pm   in 1S-218

Webwork:  Computer-graded homework software that students are required to use in this course: Webwork website

Textbook:  Larson, Hostetler, Edwards, Calculus, Seventh Edition, 2002. If you plan to take only Calculus I and II (Math 231 and 232), you can purchase Calculus of a Single Variable, Seventh Edition, 2002 by the same authors. If you plan to take Calculus III (Math 233), buy Calculus,, which contains both single and multivariable calculus.

Homework:  Assignments will be announced in class and then posted on this website. Different editions of the textbook have the same problems with different numbers. Here is a guide to match problems among different editions. Any changes will be announced in class. Answers to odd-numbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students.

Grading:  The course grade will be determined as follows:  20% Webwork + 45% Exams + 35% Final Exam.

Without exception, you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university.

Help:  My office hours are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm in my office, 1S-209.

Optimal Method of Study:  (1.) Come to class.  (2.) Read the relevant sections after class.  (3.) Do the homework.  (4.) Compare your solutions with other students.  (5.) Come to office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.

The schedule below may change as the course progresses.
Week Topic Reading Homework Due
January 30 Pre-calculus Chapter P, Appendix D.3, 1.1 Problems  
February 6 Limits 1.2 - 1.5 Webwork  
February 15 Limits, Review 3.5, Review    
February 21 Exam 1 (Tuesday)      
February 27        
March 6        
March 13 Exam 2      
March 20        
March 27        
April 3        
April 10 Exam 3      
April 24        
May 1        
May 8        
May 15